The '''University of Massachusetts Amherst,''' (otherwise known as '''UMass Amherst''' or simply '''UMass''') is a State school|public
research and land-grant university
in Amherst, Massachusetts
, United States
, and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts|University of Massachusetts system
. With approximately 1,300 faculty members and more than 29,000 students, UMass Amherst is the largest public university in New England
and is ranked the 29th best public university in the nation.
The university offers bachelor's degrees
, master's degrees
, and doctoral degrees
in 111 undergraduate, 75 master's and 47 doctoral programs in nine schools and colleges.
[ The main campus is situated north of downtown Amherst. In a 2009 article for MSN.com, Amherst was ranked first in Best College Towns in the United States.] [[http://www.umass.edu/umhome/feature-story/article/36... ]